30 Jan '12, 10am

Introducing Twitter’s New Censorship Policy

Introducing Twitter’s New Censorship Policy

Twitter is in the proverbial doghouse with many of its users. The social networking giant announced in a blog post on January 27 that it is implementing a policy to “reactively withhold content from users in a specific country—while keeping it available in the rest of the world.” In other words, if a country requested that Twitter take down or withhold a tweet, the social network may comply with the request. Before you get upset with Twitter, and you can reserve that right in a moment or two, let me explain a few more details of the policy change. Twitter will tell users when their tweet is withheld, and a tweet will only be withheld at the request of a government. Twitter has not yet withheld tweets, but when it does it will allow Chilling Effects to publish the request to withhold content by the respective government. Why is Twitter, the social networking site that helpe...

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